Author: Martyn Tweddle

Club Shop – Grand Opening

We are pleased to announce that the Club Shop will officially open on Thursday 12th August 2021 at 5.30pm.

Mike Amos MBE, a Shildon lad, retired journalist and former Chairman of Northern League will officiate the opening.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Address:  Club Shop, (in front of Old Shildon Working Mens Club), 26 Main Street, SHILDON, DL4 1AH

For futher details contact Russ Henderson on 07538 789464.



Chairman’s Eve of Season Message

We go into the new season as a Northern Premier League Club for the first time in the Club’s history. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved both on the pitch and off it.

You just have to take a look at Dean Street now and you will see the improvements to the ground with more planned over the coming months. We are truly a community club and next week we host children at Dean Street for our holiday activity course which we provide free of charge. There will have been a coffee morning at the Club during the week, and we are holding a charity day on Sunday 8 August for Team Solan. These events will be built upon when our Community Garden is completed.

On the pitch we’ve kept all of our key players and have made some quality additions to the squad , who have experience of playing at levels above where we are about to play. That’s a sign of our ambition.

We’ve taken Shildon AFC to a level that I believe that we can comfortably compete at and we can take it further but only if the Shildon public get behind the team. We’ve kept this Club alive during the pandemic and now it’s your opportunity to help us take Shildon as far as we can.

We need more volunteers around the Club and if you feel that you have something to offer then please get in touch. We have a loyal following who are second to none but we need more supporters to come through the gates. We need over 300 supporters in the ground at every game to sustain ourselves at this level and more for us to progress through the leagues. This is certainly achievable.

Thank you all of you who support us already, it’s appreciated by everyone associated with the Club. I’m really excited for the season to start and the improvements to our ground to be completed. I’m delighted that you our fans can watch us play again so let’s go forward together and make this season one to remember.

David Dent, Chairman

Shildon AFC Supporters Club – AGM

The Shildon AFC Supporters Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 22nd August 2021 at 11:00am in the Club House at Dean Street.  All supporters are welcome to attend.

As well as holding the AGM, membership applications will also be available.

As a result of the membership’s vote to adopt a formal constitution, membership of the Shildon AFC Supporters Club is now charged on an annual basis. Membership is £5 Adults (over 18) and £3 juniors (under 18).  Only current members will be able to vote at the club AGM. The renewal date for membership is the month of September.

For further details on the AGM or membership applications please contact Russ Henderson on 07538 789464.


Hospitality Suite – Available 7th August 2021

Due to a late cancellation the hospitality suite is now available for the 7th August 2021, a FA Cup tie against Garforth Town FC and out first competitive game of the season.

Hospitality includes entry to the ground (inlcuding a free programme) and the hospitality suite.  Within the private suite, we offer a fully stocked fridge throughout the game (which can be tailored to guest requirements), the suite has a match viewing area and live BT sports can be shown on the television screen.  There is a choice of meals for guests (choice must be the same for the whole group) and includes: homemade pizzas, hand cut chips, indian banquet, chinese, and traditional english dishes (e.g. fish and chips).

The cost for the day (1:00pm – 5:30pm) is £400 and up to 10 guests can attend.

Booking for the 7th August 2021 must be made by Tuesday (3rd August 2021) and a 50% deposit must be paid.  Please contact:

NEW SIGNING – Will McCamley Joins Shildon AFC

We are delighted to announce that Will McCamley has signed a contract to join Shildon AFC.

Will started with the South Shields Academy side between 2017 and 2019 and his performances there earned him a move to Championship side Huddersfield, he joined Hyde United on loan briefly but was quickly recalled by Huddersfield.  He then rejoined South Shields on loan.

Will has joined Shildon AFC on a one-year deal with a one-year option.

Will said “I’m very happy to sign for Shildon AFC and I’m looking forward to playing football again in front of fans with this ambitious club”.

Manager Daniel Moore, delighted with the signing said ”Will has come in during pre-season and has added something different to what we have in the squad. What has impressed me most is his attitude and his desire to play football. His quality on the ball and his direct running will give us a different option but he can play in a number of positions. I really am excited to see what he can bring to the club over the coming months.”

Welcome to Shildon AFC Will.